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National Biotic Stress Institute to be set up in CG

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    National Biotic Stress Institute to be set up in CG *Raipur, Apr 25 : National Institute of Biotic Stress and
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 27, 2009

      National Biotic Stress Institute to be set up in CG

      Raipur, Apr 25 : National Institute of Biotic Stress and Research Institute worth Rupees 1,000 crore would be set up in Chhattisgarh to conduct scientific studies for tackling agriculture, farming and pests related diseases.

      A six-member central team headed by Vice Chancellor of Central Agriculture University Manipur (Imphal) S N Puri are on two-day visit to Chhattisgarh to conduct the project site from today in Pokhra village in the outskirts of Raipur.

      According to information received, the central government had earlier granted in-principal approval for the national institute which has been proposed to be set up at Pokhra in Raipur district at the cost of Rs 1000 crore.

      With the establishment of the National Institute, scientific researches would be carried out with the objective to ensure enhancement of bio-farming. At the same time, research works would be started to check farm related diseases, biotic stress and pest attacks.

      After inspection the team will discuss the proposal with Agriculture Minister Chandrashekhar Sahu and agriculture experts and officials in the state.

      Officials informed that the national institute would be helpful in find out solution for crop damages due to pests and diseases.

      The members in the central team are Deputy Director General of Indian Agriculture Research Council S V Tiwari, Indira Gandhi Agriculture University Raipur Vice Chancellor M P Pandey, Kolkata University Professor Swapan Dutta, Agriculture Science University Dharwad Karnataka Vice Chancellor J H Kulkarni and Assam Agriculture University Jorhat Former Vice Chancellor A N Mukhopadhyaya.

      --- UNI


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